Overview Philippines

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The Philippines has a presidential system of government with a clear separation of powers. In practice, however, various problems with the intended system of checks and balances continue to plague the country.

Hence, democracy in the Philippines is being slowly eroded by an elected government that has incrementally rolled back democratic achievements.
The Duterte government has overseen no major changes in terms of economic policies and the Philippines continued their impressive economic progress of the last decade with annual GDP growth rates of approximately 6%.

President Duterte himself can be regarded as an anti-democratic actor since he has displayed authoritarian tendencies, reflected by his low regard for human rights and civil liberties.

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